Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:50:29 GMT
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:50:00 GMT
Source: eurojewishstudies.org --- Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Warrior, Poet, Prophet and King: The Character of David in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Warsaw, 26-28 October 2016 International conference organized and hosted by the Institute of History, University of Warsaw, in cooperation with the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Sponsored by the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) Conference Grant Programme in European Jewish Studies. Organizers: Marzena Zawanowska, University of Warsaw & Jewish Historical Institute; Mateusz Wilk, University of Warsaw Scientific Advisory Board: Camilla Adang, Tel Aviv University; Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, University of Córdoba; Łukasz Niesiołowski-Spanò, University of Warsaw; Meira Polliack, Tel Aviv University One of the most complex and ambivalent characters in the Bible is King David. Traditionally considered to be the pious author of the book of Psalms, a brave warrior and a perfect ruler, he was also a vassal of the Philistine king and a sinner whose morally dubious behaviour is criticized in the Bible itself. Little wonder, therefore, that his image underwent significant interpretative changes in perception and reception in different monotheistic traditions. So far, scholarly research has mostly focused on the ways he was appropriated by some of these traditions in isolation from others. The proposed conference will question this dominant exclusive approach and attempt to scrutinize perceptions and receptions of ...